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Posted by Jay J -Moderator on September 11th, 2002 07:29 PM
In reply to debris removal by Carole on September 10th, 2002 05:12 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Carole,

Be careful about digging. You could 'undermine' the foundation! Even though the house is 100 years old, one of the reasons it's STILL standing is because the footing/foundation is sufficiently deep enough, below grade. If you take out too much dirt, your walls could start moving inwards.

If you're serious about this, I'd consider hiring a Structural Engineer to evaluate your options. The few 100 $$$s it will cost is $$$ WELL spent (out of your pocket.)

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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